UK – Government outlines digital rights agency proposal: “(Guardian)
The government has fleshed out the digital rights agency proposed in Lord Carter’s Digital Britain report and called for comment from the industry and consumers. The agency would establish a co-regulatory approach for navigating online copyright issues for film and music content, including illegal file sharing. The paper published by the Intellectual Property Office was described as a ‘straw man’ – meaning it is designed to provoke debate rather than represent policy. The government called on creators, commercial rights holders and consumer groups to submit responses.
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